NFA’s objection can be seen in full here. Comments covered extent of previously developed land (pdl) on site, proximity to New Forest Special Protection Area, lack of affordable housing and housing type.
Rare wading birds have been spotted in New Forest wetland habitat that was recently restored.
The lapwing chicks were feeding at a stream near Stoney Cross, which was restored to its naturally shallow, winding state in 2014.
A sighting of juvenile lapwing in the south of England is rare, as the species has declined by 48% in the last 25 years.
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